Services & Resources

Welcome! Age-Friendly Maple Grove has compiled a collection of resources to help connect residents to services and information on a range of topics related to aging. New information will be added over time. Use the topics below/left to find what you are looking for. Please note that by making this information available, it does not constitute any endorsements by the City of Maple Grove, its officers or employees of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. View full disclaimer.

CIVIC AND SOCIAL INVOLVEMENT 

Older adults contribute tremendously to their communities, and staying connected to the people and activities that matter to us is very important as we grow older. This page provides information to help residents find opportunities to get involved in local civic and social activities. (If you would like to suggest adding other information to this page, please do so on our Contact Us page.)

The following information will help connect residents to nearby volunteer opportunities as well as information about other ways to get involved in community life and city government.

*indicates organizations that are members of Age-Friendly Maple Grove

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

The City of Maple Grove routinely seeks residents interested in applying to become a member of one of the City's various citizen commissions. 
Click here to view current openings.

GENERAL RESOURCES FOR SOCIAL CONNECTION

Maple Grove Community Center
(763) 494-6500
| Link to website
12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove
Hours vary; call or visit the website for specific information.

The Community Center is a recreational and meeting facility open for drop-in or rental use. Its 835,000 annual visitors bring people of all ages through the doors. Wireless internet is available.

Maple Grove Senior Center & 55 Forward Recreational Programs 
(763) 494-6514 | Link to website
12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove

Located inside the MG Community Center, the Senior Center offers many programs and classes for a wide range of interests--fitness, social, computer education, crafts, art and more. Click here to see the newsletter with a sampling of programs and a monthly calendar. 

Age-Friendly Maple Grove Tablet Program
(763) 494-6425
Through a partnership between the City of Maple Grove and T-Mobile, AF MG provides tablet devices for people to use at home. The monthly fee is $20, which covers use of the tablet, unlimited data, and training on the tablet functions and apps. Currently there is a short waiting list to receive the tablet. Call the number above to be added to that list. 

Connect2Affect: connect2affect.org/
AARP Foundation spearheaded Connect2Affect to seek out solutions to social isolation and aims to create a network of resources that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.

Friendship Line - Institute on Aging
(800) 971-0016 | Link to website
The nonprofit Institute on Aging's 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults. The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a "warmline" for non-emergency emotional support calls. Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. 

GrandPad
(800) 704-8512 | Link to website
GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet device designed for adults aged 75-plus who have never used a computer before. GrandPad comes with features for connecting with loved ones, without unneeded features of other tablets. It also provides high-level customer service. Prices vary; visit the website for more details.

COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUBS

Maple Grove Lions* | www.maplegrovelions.org
The Maple Grove Lions support the activities of Lions International and also work very actively within the Maple Grove area donating money and time to make our city a better place to live and work. The Lions meet monthly and hold numerous events each year.

Rotary Club of Maple Grove* | Link to website
The Rotary Club of Maple Grove is a diverse group of individuals who live or work around Maple Grove. With 60 members, it is very active locally and internationally with multiple projects that provide service and promote the common good. The Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at 6:45am at 3 Squares Restaurant (12960 Arbor Lakes Parkway N).

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Age-Friendly Maple Grove
Residents are the heart of Age-Friendly Maple Grove. Come join the work in whatever way interests you.

  • Attend a monthly Leadership Team meeting (Generally the second Friday of each month, 8:30am-10:00am, MG Community Center. All are welcome, as often as you care to come)
  • Join a subcommittee focused on housing, transportation, health & wellness, or other topics
  • Write a blog post or article
  • Share an idea or tell us what's important to you 
  • Simply get on the email list to stay up to date on the work

Get in touch at the Contact Us page with questions or for more information.

City of Maple Grove* | Link to website
The City invites residents to contribute their time and talents to bettering the community. There are many ways to get involved. Click here for more information.

CROSS Services* | crossservices.org/volunteer/
CROSS Services offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more and see a list of current opportunities.

Osseo Area Schools ISD 279 | district279.org/i-want-to/volunteer
Osseo Area Schools offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for community members interested in supporting local students and schools. Click here to learn more about the process and the types of opportunities available.

Hennepin County Library
www.hclib.org/about/support/volunteer-opportunities

Hennepin County Library has volunteer opportunities available at its various locations. Click here to see current opportunities, or call the Volunteer Coordinator's office at 612-543-8633 for more information.

Maple Grove Community Organization
mgco.org/content/volunteers
MGCO is an all-volunteer committee whose members work each year to plan Maple Grove Days, Halloween Family Fun, and Breakfast or Lunch with Santa. Click here to learn more, or call and leave a message at 763-494-5985.

M Health, Maple Grove Clinics*
Click here
 to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Maple Grove Clinic.

Minnesota Senior Corps | www.mnseniorcorps.org/
The Minnesota Senior Corps is part of the National Senior Corps operated under the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Senior Corps is a network of more than half a million seniors who are making a difference through three programs: the Senior Companion Program, the RSVP Program, and the Foster Grandparent Program. Click here to learn more and find opportunities in Hennepin County.

North Memorial Health - Maple Grove Hospital*
northmemorial.com/volunteer/maple-grove-hospital/

Maple Grove Hospital's volunteer program includes roles in 20 different departments suited to many different interests, skills, and personalities. Click here to learn more and apply, or call 763-581-1710 to receive a paper application.

Senior Community Services | seniorcommunity.org/volunteer/
SCS offers both individual and group volunteers opportunities in all of suburban Hennepin County and Minneapolis. Click here to learn more about how to volunteer with SCS and the ways you could help.

Three Rivers Park District
www.threeriversparks.org/page/volunteer
Whether you're by yourself or with a group, Three Rivers has ongoing and short-term volunteer openings for many interests. Contact the Volunteer Office at 763.559.6706 or click here for more information.

Hands On Twin Cities: handsontwincities.org/
Hands On Twin Cities connect people with local, organized and relevant volunteer opportunities at nonprofits that know how to work with volunteers. 

 

Please note that by making this information available, it does not constitute any endorsements by the City of Maple Grove, its officers or employees of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. The City of Maple Grove does not exercise editorial control over the information you may find at these locations and is not responsible for it. All links are provided and are intended solely for informational purposes and are not to be construed, under any circumstances, by implication or otherwise, as an endorsement by the City of Maple Grove.

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